The glamour factory: inside Hollywood's big studio system

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Southern Methodist University Press, 1993 - Performing Arts - 444 pages
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Hundreds of insiders, from stars to stuntmen, recall the Golden Age of Hollywood and how Tinseltown became a business dominated by four major studios

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THE GLAMOUR FACTORY: Inside Hollywood's Big Studio System

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A history of the Hollywood factory system that leaps, handy- dandy, between the intimate and the commonplace, drawing from hundreds of interviews with Tinseltown folk conducted by the Southern ... Read full review

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Anyone who has ever doubted that filmmaking is a collaborative craft should consider Davis's (history, Southern Methodist Univ.) book. Under the studio system of Hollywood's Golden Age, making movies ... Read full review


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Ronald L. Davis is professor history at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of A History of Opera in the American West, Opera in Chicago, and A History of Music in American Life (three volumes). He has contributed numerous articles to Opera News, Opera and Opera Quarterly. In addition, he has written six books on Hollywood, including The Glamour Factory (1993).

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